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June 2019: TBW (To Be Watched)

Happy Wednesday Storytellers! Another month is flying past us and another month of stories are drawing near! If you are new here–first off, if you are, Hiya and welcome to my neck of the woods!– then let me tell you that apart from yelling my love of books from the mountain tops, I also yell my love of movies and TV series from those very same mountain tops!

A few days ago, I was bored and attempting to make a TBR for the month of June (because I am so good at keeping those) when I got to thinking about all the shows and movies I wanted to watch in June as well. This thought spiral led me to the fact that barely anyone (wont say all/no one–because wow the internet is huge and who has the time to comb through the entire internet) every posts their to be watched (TBW) lists. I have always seen plans for the reading–but never for the watching.

So here is me–being a maybe (huge emphasis on maybe) trendsetter and noting down what I aspire to watch in the month of June! I typically don’t post my TBRs because again, ya girl probably never keeps them, but if you are interested in seeing what I would like to read in June, let me know in the comments!

But without further ado, kick back, relax, and look at all the things I have yet to watch.

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Television

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (Hulu)

Current standing: Season 2, Episode 2

I always get to season 2 episode 2 and then for whatever reason forget to continue. BUT I SHALL PROVE VICTORIOUS! I am honestly having the time of my life watching this and I am so thankful for Kal and Jamsu for pushing me to watch this. I missed out on greatness in my youth.

Chilling Adventure of Sabrina (Netflix)

Current standing: Season 1, Episode 1

I’ve been meaning to watch this since its release last October, but every time I set out to watch it, I always get sidetracked either by what’s already on live TV or by a book. By the time I remember I wanted to watch this series I am just not in the mood anymore (literal story of my life). So I am hoping that I can treat myself to a few episodes of this in June!

Gentleman Jack (HBO)

Current standing: Season 1, Episode 1

OKAY! So I have been seeing adverts for this after every Game of Thrones episode and I was seriously intrigued. One night, I caught the tale end of an episode and ya girl was hooked. I don’t know what episode I watched, so I’m going to go back to the beginning and start there. BUT WOW! I’m not one for historical fiction at all, but this could possibly be an exception!

American Gods (STARZ)

Current standing: Season 1, Episode 1

I love mythology, and I love Neil Gaiman. I don’t know why it has taken me this long to realize they made a huge production for this book. So here I am joining the band wagon all kinds of fabulously late. YOLO.

Sex Education (Netflix)

Current standing: Season 1, Episode 1

Another band wagon I am joining in on all kinds of late, but it is what it is! At least I am getting on! I know nothing about this storyline except that this kid’s mom is a sex therapist (I think?) and he starts being one for his fellow classmates at his school….I think. A time will be had if I am right on the synopsis!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

Current standing: Season 1, Episode 1

I have seen this show win award after award and I have yet to start it even though it’s been on my to be watch list since it’s pilot was announced all those moons ago. I honestly love the premise of the show, and the cast is phenomenal from the works I’ve seen of theirs individually–so I am excited to see their dynamic when put together! Again, I am not into historical fiction, but I am hoping that I can get behind this one.

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Film

This is backlist films only. New releases will be in a separate post (My anticipated June Movie Releases).

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Amazon Prime)

So this movie got 49% on Rotten Tomatoes with reviews that basically say it used its fancy budget to hide the inconsistencies in plot and narrative. If I am nothing else, I am a lover of watching bad fantasy/sci-fi films. I shall indulge myself in this.

A Quiet Place (Amazon Prime)

This deserved more, and I am ashamed (not really but a little) to say I haven’t watched this piece of art yet. I am profoundly intrigued and awe struck at the use (or lack) of audio in this and how beautiful it translates based off of what my friends and reviewers have said. I am super stoked that Prime added it to their streaming service, so I will be having a lot of popcorn in June.

Every Day (Amazon Prime)

Based off David Levithan’s book of the same title, this one I was really looking forward to seeing when it was released in theatres–but life happened and I was unable to go. So when I saw Amazon picked it up on their streaming site, I may or may not have done a little jiggle in my bed. I am anticipating another bop of a movie so I really need to read this book first…and quickly!

The Perfect Date (Netflix)

Noah Centineo is all I will say. Yup.

Homecoming (Netflix)

I stan Beyonce like I stan myself. She is queen–I am queen, we must support our fellow queens!

Jurassic Park (STARZ)

I can hear your gasps from all the way in my office. Yes, this is very true–I have never seen Jurassic Park (and before you say it, I haven’t seen the new ones with Chris Pratt either so calm thy pectoral area). I’ve been getting a lot of flack from my fellow movie buffs for not seeing this classic, so this June I have decided it was time–before I turn 24–to pop my dinosaur cherry. Plus I’m trash for Jeff Goldblum, so win/win.

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Have you seen any of these? If so, what did you think?

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On Screen, TV

Queer Eye Season 3 [REVIEW]

Genre: Reality-TV, Inspirational | Network: Netflix | Director / Creator: David Collins | Starring:  Bobby BerkKaramo BrownTan France , Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski

Season 3 — Ep. 1-8
Rating: 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).Rotten Tomatoes synopsis

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On Screen, TV

Outlander Season 4 [REVIEW]

 

Genre: Drama, Romance | Network: Starz | Director / Creator: Ronald D. Moore | Starring: Caitriona BalfeSam Heughan

Season 4, Ep. 1-13

Rating: 🍿🍿🍿.5

Season Four of “Outlander” continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. We find the Frasers in North Carolina, in a place called Fraser’s Ridge at yet another turning point in history — the cusp of the American Revolution. As Claire and Jamie build their life together in the rough and dangerous backcountry of North Carolina, they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire’s knowledge of the bloody rebellion to come. Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, things heat up between Claire and Jamie’s daughter, Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield, the historian who helped search for Jamie in the past. But as they grow closer, the young couple realize they have very different ideas about the future of their relationship. However, when Roger and Brianna search for proof that Brianna’s parents reunited in the 18th century, a shocking discovery makes them both consider following in Claire’s footsteps. Continue reading “Outlander Season 4 [REVIEW]”

On Screen, TV

Carmen Sandiego Season 1 [REVIEW]

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Edutainment | Network: Netflix | Director / Creator: Duana Capizi | Starring:  Gina RodriguezFinn WolfhardLiam O’Brien

Carmen Sandiego

Season 1, Episodes 1-9 

Rating: 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

Everybody asks “WHERE is Carmen Sandiego?”, but nobody asks “WHO is Carmen Sandiego?” The iconic woman in red returns for new international capers and a peek into her past. Featuring Gina Rodriguez as Carmen and Finn Wolfhard as Player.

 

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I am smitten with this show. I honestly could not get enough as I was introduced to new and old characters alike as we took a dive through nostalgia lane and into the life of Carmen Sandiego. Continue reading “Carmen Sandiego Season 1 [REVIEW]”